What's the Weather Like in Marrakesh in March?
Is It Good To Go To Marrakesh In March?
March sees temperatures continue to rise in Marrakesh, Morocco, and the weather is mild enough to enjoy everything the city has to offer in comfort.
It's still not the busy tourist season but the weather will be a welcome reprieve from rainy March in northern Europe.
How Hot Is Marrakesh In March?
The March temperature in Marrakesh swings from a chilly 11ºC at night to 24ºC at the hottest part of the day The average temperature is a mild 17ºC. Due to the considerable swing in temperatures, it is best to pack layers when traveling to this landlocked city.
How Much Does It Rain In Marrakesh In March?
The region sees only 40mm of rainfall a month, usually falling over a six-day period. It's unlikely that you'll see any rain during your stay, as Morocco is known for its especially dry climate and desert landscapes.
Hotels for Marrakesh in March
Riad Dar Anika
Ranked as one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, the Riad Dar Anika will please even the most discerning tastes. With splendid interior decorations including serene pools with sculptures and traditional architecture, this hotel packs a lot of value into a small hotel.
If you are travelling to Marrakesh and want to enjoy luxury without blowing your budget, you could book a trip for some of your nights at this hotel before transferring to a more affordable option.
The Maison MK is one of the most modern and luxurious hotels in the city. Housing one of Marrakesh's most progressive restaurants, this hotel seeks to combine modern comfort and amenities with traditional décor and architecture.
Each room has a small balcony that you can enjoy a view of the city from as well as enjoy a provided meal or room service on. Better yet, this hotel has some entertaining programs available to guests including taking cooking classes in its gourmet restaurant, Gastro MK.
Marrakesh might not be a traditional family destination but the Zamzam Riad makes families feel welcome. Extremely accommodating to parents traveling with children of all ages, this hotel has won recognition from Trip Advisor for its service.
The Riad Slawi is a great value for Moroccan accommodations. Held in high regard by former guests, the management and staff of this riad are attentive and conscientious. As the hotel can be hard to find, don't hesitate to take their offer on escort from the train station.
Riad de la Belle Epoque
Exquisite and lavish, the Riad de la Belle Epoque is a natural choice for the fashionable traveller. With only seven rooms, each of them has a special name including Coco Chanel, Mata Hari, Josephine Baker and Isadora Duncan to name a few. The former home has been transformed with art deco furniture and décor.
Restaurants and Bars for Marrakesh in March
It is hard to visit Marrakesh and not see the French colonial influence on local culture and particularly the food. L'Annexe is a fine example of French cuisine which Moroccans continue to enjoy, long after independance was reached.
Also considered one of the best restaurants in the city, this eatery has quintessentially classic French dishes like duck confit, rabbit terrine and others that are bound to please you and your party. The French menu makes this a lovely restaurant to have a date or quiet night with loved ones.
If you would rather try something a little bit more adventurous, make reservations at the Amaia Restaurant, which has a menu foodies will love. This eatery has fusion dishes with influences from across Asia, Mediterranean Europe and beyond all made with Moroccan ingredients.
If you are not particularly brave when looking at a menu, fret not. Not everything is terribly challenging but all of the menu prices are affordable. So feel free to order a few plates to share and see what items you like best.
Things to Do in Marrakesh in March
Museum of Marrakech
Due to the quieter season, you can wander around Marrakesh's excellent museums without being disturbed. Formerly a royal palace, the Museum of Marrakech contains many exhibits of traditional paintings and ceramics, but is also a beautiful building and a typical grand home.
With an inner courtyard, the building itself is an attraction. Each exhibit will be captioned in Arabic and French so you may want to bring a pocket dictionary or spring for the audio companion for these exhibits.
Dar Si Said Museum
The Dar Si Said Museum, also known as the Museum of Moroccan Arts, is also situated in a former Royal palace. There is a huge array of historical exhibits, including pottery, jewellery, musical instruments and carpets that date back centuries.
Many tourists adore this museum because of its combination of a low admissions price, stunning architecture and abundant exhibits. Located within a short walking distance of many other notable attractions, this museum is easily able to fit into a busy schedule as needed.
Rough Tours Company
If you would rather be busy and active while on holiday, there are certainly numerous adventure excursions designed with you in mind. The Rough Tours Company offers many of those excursions.
Staffed with experienced and certified guides, Rough Tours takes travellers on true adventures and helps expand their horizons while on holiday. If you visit their website, you can choose from a number of different trips from Marrakesh that vary in length, from two days up to eight days. Some trips include excursions to natural wonders as well as heritage sites to learn about local culture.
Daunting though it may seem, your trip to Marrakesh wouldn't be right without a visit to its souks, as they're a fascinating insight into the local culture and character. The main strip stems from the Souk Semmarine, where you can buy a plethora of goods and souvenirs, from antiques to rugware and jewellery.
Don't be alarmed by the hard selling of the local traders, as it's considered a Moroccan custom, and don't be afraid to put your foot down if you feel like you're being roped into making an unwanted purchase. The souks are one of the hallmarks of the city and they're atmospheric places which buzz throughout the day.